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Cracker Barrel Chess

by Aligeth Posted 13th Jan 2008 at 1:08 PM - Updated 8th May 2009 at 2:27 PM by Echo
31 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
This download is part of the Farm/Rural Creator Challenge
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Pull up a chair, neighbor and enjoy a friendly and relaxing game of chess, perched atop an old fashioned cracker barrel.

This ole'fashioned cracker barrel has been carefully worked over with saw, chisel, and a touch of sandpaper, out in the shed so as to allow folks knees to slide under without gettin' whacked...ow! All the crackers has been et, and ain't included.

Note: Originally intended as a game of checkers, I was unable to get an answer as to whether chess pieces could be remeshed and spawned by the game as part of a checkers game, so chess it is! If someday I find it can be done as intended, I will do 'er.

Small edit, 01/20/08..removed the accidental doubled mesh from the package and re-adjusted the game board top to its original thickness so the pieces would be taken out and put back in a more natural looking motion (thanks to rebecah for pointing those out to me!)

This item can be found in game in the catalog under the recreation items, just like the regular chess board is.

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Custom Content by Me:
- Good ole' fashioned Chess on a good ole'fashioned cracker barrel.

Additional Credits:
The very pleasant to look at little green feed sack seen in the background was created by Berg as part of the beautiful Farmer's Barn Store set, which can be found here

Big thanks to rebecah for trying to figure out a way to get checker pieces to work, and for pointing out my doubled up mesh..oops! Thanks rebecah!

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
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Size: 42.4 KB · Downloads: 10,687 · 21st Jan 2008
42.4 KB 10,687 21st Jan 2008
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Lab Assistant
2nd May 2010 at 6:12 AM
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Field Researcher
#26 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 12:09 PM
Originally Posted by rebecah
I think the reason you couldn't get help with this, may be that no one has successfully changed them before.
I'm not sure about this though. I tried to convert the chess pieces into checkers and the only way I could
get them to work was to create a global hack. If you really want checkers instead of chess pieces you can use
the global replacement I created. When you no longer want chess pieces you just delete the file I called

Do you think you can make it to where it just changes THAT object in particular so I can still have my chess pieces?
#27 Old 26th Sep 2010 at 4:32 AM
Awesome! I must have been lookcing for a nice, peon-affordable chess board since I started a medieval hood. Thanks so much!
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 27th Sep 2012 at 8:25 PM

I love that restaurant.
Test Subject
#29 Old 25th Jun 2013 at 5:42 AM
I love your idea.

For whatever reason, this item caused my game to 'Not Respond' during loading (ironically right at Crash-Proofing Parties). I know it's this item cause I took my whole downloads folder out and put it back in bit by bit etc. I'm not blaming you at all, I just thought that its something that you should know. I'm not sure why its doing it.

Is there any way for this to be fixed so my sims can have adorable barrell chess?

Thank you again for your super cute idea!
Test Subject
#30 Old 8th Jul 2014 at 7:41 PM
Thank you ! :)
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 23rd Apr 2018 at 7:07 AM
Does this wonderful item give Freetime enthusiasm? If not, is there a way to fix it so that it does?
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